PhD (visiting) student
Currently a Ph.D student, Matilde Marques’s research focuses on increasing octocorals resilience towards climate change scenarios through microbiome manipulation, as well as exploring octocoral-associated viruses. Her background includes research on the anticancer activity of chemical extracts from marine bacterial symbionts of soft corals and sponges.
Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)
Biological Sciences Research Group, Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences, Instituto Superior Técnico